Nicholas Mays headshot

Assistant Professor
M.A., Kent State University

Nicholas Mays

Assistant ProfessorNicholas Mays headshot

Doctoral candidate, Kent State University
M.A., Kent State University
B.A., Baldwin Wallace University

Nicholas Mays teaches courses in formative and modern American history and African-American history. After growing up on the west side of Cleveland, Mays earned a bachelor's degree from Baldwin Wallace University. He earned a master's degree from Kent State University and is currently a doctoral candidate at Kent State.

Mays' chief scholarly interests are 19th and 20th century America, African-American experience from the 17th century to present and Colonial Africa. His particular focus is on American slavery and the black experience, civil rights activism in the North, post-1965 black freedom struggles, hip-hop music and activism and urban America.